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Histories of Desire

Histories of Desire

The illustration is a drypoint and monoprint made in response to a selection of poems by former Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin entitled 'Magicians of Edinburgh'. The image describes one of the poems in which the poet skims stones and reminisces of when he was a young boy. The splash the stone creates incorporates elements from the Edinburgh skyline.